Anonymous:
A question about the usage of "participate in vs. participate at."

I know that we use participate in (something), but can participate at be used in some cases such as:

To participate at this level ... ( I'd say yes) , He participated at Wimbledon many times, He participated at a trade fair., i.e. a place.?

Thanks for your time!
Hi,

A question about the usage of "participate in vs. participate at."

I know that we use participate in (something), but can participate at be used in some cases such as:

To participate at this level ... ( I'd say yes) , He participated at Wimbledon many times, He participated at a trade fair., i.e. a place.?


Yes, but I see the word 'at' as associated more with the place than with the verb.

Here's how I'd 'parse' these two sentences.

He ( participated in ) sports.

He participated ( at school ).

When you look at it that way, there are many prepositions that can follow 'participate'.

eg He participated ( to win a medal ).

eg He participated ( from 1995 to 1998 ).
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Very interesting point, and nicely argued with those parentheses, CliveEmotion: smile
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Hi,

I appreciate your support. Emotion: smile

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Anonymous:
What about at an event? "participate at an event" or "participate in an event"
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Anonymous:
Just a thought I'd like to share in connection with the post by 'Anonymous' in which he/she claims it would be correct to say "He participated at Wimbledon many times... he participated at a trade fair.,etc.

I would think that the problem here is with the choice of the word 'participated' when what [ I feel] must be used is the word ' competed' at Wimbledon. It would however still need the addition of "in tennis' if the sentence is to be given completion. The issue here, it would appear, is not the problem with the use of the word "in' or 'at' but withnthe word 'participated' as opposed to 'competed'. Rather missing the point eh? One does not 'take part at a fair or a sport. One takes part [ participates] IN something. Considered under the unwritten laws of consonancy too it would appear that participate in can face a jury any day. Look also ,at this, from another angle if you would: He did not participate at [ ?] or IN ? . Get the point ? Oh! would deeply appreciate some feedback
Anonymous:
Another dilema...

How is it used when speaking about a website??

1) I'd like to invite you to (participate in) my website -----> may be the right way but doesn't sound like it...
2) I'd like to invite you to (participate at) my website -----> doesn't sound right at all
3) I'd like to invite you to (participate with) my website -----> doesn't sound right either

What if you change it from participate to participation?

1) I'd like to invite your (participation in) my website -----> again, may be the right way but doesn't sound like it...
2) I'd like to invite your (participation at) my website -----> doesn't sound right at all
3) I'd like to invite your (participation with) my website -----> doesn't sound right either

I'm probably going to just re-write the whole sentence without even using "participate" or any version thereof, but am still cuirous as to the thoughts of others....
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